Guardians of the Visayan Sea convened
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Governors and mayors from the Visayas committed to protect and restore the Visayan Sea, one of the richest fishing grounds in the Philippines, from illegal commercial and destructive fishing. Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Director Eduardo Gongona signed the covenant of commitment and cooperation for the protection and conservation of the Visayan Sea, with Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. and Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III represented by the Provincial Environment and Management Office (PEMO) head, Baltazar Tribunalo Jr.
Guardians of the Visayan Sea convened. (2017, July 27). The Daily Guardian, p. B8.
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Fishery protection; Illegal fishing; Marine resources; Resource conservation; Food security; Fishery management; Fishery policy; Fishery regulations; Monitoring systems; Surveillance and enforcement; Ecosystems; Sea grass; Mangroves; Coral; Coral reefs; Underwater habitats; Fishing grounds; Thunnus; Clupea; Scombridae; Portunus armatus; Clupeidae; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Provincial Environment and Management Office (PEMO); Oceana; Oceana Philippines; Gongona, Eduardo; Marañon, Alfredo Jr.; Defensor, Arthur Sr.; Davide, Hilario III; Tribunalo, Baltazar Jr.; Oposa, Tony; Ramos, Gloria Estenzo
- The Daily Guardian